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From 31 January 2022, it is a mandatory requirement for all patients who want to access face to face medical and allied health services to show proof of vaccination (double dosed) AND proof of identification. If patients are unvaccinated or only had one vaccination, they can still access medical and allied health services through tele-health and video-link. Be kind…our staff don’t make the rules. Help us follow the rules and keep WA safe.

Our Approach

Fresh Start has a unique approach to helping people with drug and alcohol addictions.

Fresh Start’s approach to helping people with drug and alcohol addictions is sometimes known as the PHREE model:

  • Physiology
  • Housing
  • Relationships
  • Education
  • Employment

Physiology

Our programs treat the physical cravings of drug addiction. Our follow up and other medical services such as our GP Clinic and Hepatitis C program support the general health of patients.

Housing

Many drug users who come to Fresh Start depend on other users for a place to live. Once they start treatment this is not a suitable arrangement. The most suitable type of housing depends on the stage of recovery. We have a number of facilities and can also refer patients to other facilities.

Relationships

For many clients, rebuilding broken relationships is essential. We offer counselling, which aims to improve self-esteem and enable the client to start to form healthy relationships and rebuild broken relationships.

Education

Patients are offered the chance to engage in activities designed to enable them to live a normal lifestyle within the community. They are encouraged to enrol in TAFE and university courses. Many of the patients also choose to take part in a Christian version of ‘The Twelve Steps’.

Employment

The ultimate aim of our program is that our clients will gain employment. Many have Community Service Orders and some do voluntary work which develops their practical skills.